Sony has released the first God of War: Ascension screenshots that show something other than the 'Desert of Lost Souls' arena.
Two of the three shots below offer your first look at a new multiplayer arena called 'Forum of Hercules'.
The other image appears to be the game's multiplayer tutorial mode featured in the multiplayer beta - alongside the new Forum of Hercules map - which went live today for select participants.
Sony confirmed today that US and EU PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to the beta on January 8 and 9 respectively. There's a new trailer through that link also.